Best drug store makeup: Buy cheap be intelligent

We all know that brand makeup is amazing but their prices sometimes are a little expensive because they sell their name. Most importantly we have to think that they come from abroad in Albania and their prices are doubled by taxes and the monetary policies. So we cannot buy them always on our daily life.
Most of the ads and the makeup gurus on instagram will always say to buy expensive make up because they are paid to promote brands. This is how the world works so deal with it. Now to be honest as always with you I would like to share some secrets that my makeup artist’s friends shared with me.

Lets start with foundations:

Maybelline Fit Me
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation: Miracle and you can find it in many drugstores at Kavaja street crossroad with 21th street. It costs around 1500 ALL.


Time Plus

A long-lasting, liquid makeup for superior coverage and protection against the harmful effects of the sun. This one I suggest it for paler skins and the full coverage that it offers. It is amazing for spooky white looks since it offers porcelain white as the whitest foundation you can find in a drug store. Price around 1300 ALL.



L’Oréal The Infallible Blackbuster Liner is one of the best eyeliner that are in the market. L’Oreal always impressed me with the effect that it gives for the basic price that it offers. It stays on, but it’s also easy to take off with makeup remover! Price: 1000 All.


Essence eyeliner waterproof. This eyeliner is the cheapest you can find on the market, with a very good pointed style it is waterproof and stays longer. If you don’t have time this is the right product to buy. Price: 400 ALL



A great red lipstick is a perfect accessory for the holidays. And holidays are coming. The best rouge red and other red tones lipsticks I can say full mouthed that they are the Maybelline ones.
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Siren in Scarlet and in Oxblood are my favorite colors. When I choose to make a gift this is the most perfect for my girlfriend. Even Dita Von Tease uses it. Price: 1000 All

Moisturizer or primer?

The best thing I would suggest to you all makeup lovers is Coconut oil. We have even posted an article about that on our website. Go read it. It is a must.

Mascara is a must but it depends on what you want.

Big eyelashes:


Miss Manga is the perfect solution for the manga anime style looks that you might want.
If you don’t want big eye illusion but you want extra tall lashes to make tornados when you blink your eyes we would suggest Maybelline great lash or Nux Scandal lashes. All the products where priced 1500 All


Alterra is my personal choice since the price is reasonable and the effects are beyond this earth. Made with herbs and medically controlled is a great choice.
But if you want a more professional cleanser you can try Avene thermal micelar water (product found only in pharmacy) that is 100% safe and helps your skin to stay hydrated after you remove your makeup or you just clean it.
Alterra priced 480 All. Avene cleanser is priced 1000 All.
That is all folks if you need anything else specific for you makeup routine, or your preferences write us down the comment session or on our Facebook page.

Written by Bruno Ferra
Bruno. Art-lover critic journalist, fashion victim, financial researcher and perfection addicted. Actually working as a market analyst at Union Bank, always wearing a couture standard for clothes. My passions include reading, watching movies, travelling around the world, photography, make-up artistry and going in theater or opera. Favorite music is jazz, blues and classical rock. Animal lover and proudly owned by a bipolar black cat named Miko.